Research - AUGUST 30, 2019

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Net-lease investment volume increases to $20.6b

by Andrea Zander

U.S. net-lease investment volume increased by 33.8 percent to $20.6 billion in second quarter 2019 and by 17.2 percent in first half 2019 to $33.4 billion, according to CBRE.

Net-lease investment volume for the year ending second quarter 2019 totaled $74.2 billion — the highest four-quarter total since CBRE began tracking the market in 2002.

The high volume of net-lease activity has been a byproduct of an aggressive capital markets environment coupled with an influx of capital seeking compelling risk-adjusted returns.

Investors are increasingly focused on net-lease investment opportunities in high-growth secondary and tertiary markets.

Overall, net-lease cap rates were stable in the second quarter and are expected to remain so for the rest of 2019.

The global search for yield and portfolio diversification is attracting international investors to the U.S. net-lease market.


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